Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The following is from the TKPOTD published six years ago today.

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res_judicata_mugsOf course, one of TDPK’s claims is that I’ve been using my reporting on his activities to raise money by defrauding the Gentle Readers who hit my Tip Jar. He has yet to explain how that injures him. In any event, I’m always thankful for reader support.

You can also support the blog by shopping at The Hogewash Store or shopping via the Amazon link on the Home page.

Whichever means you chose, your support helps keep this blog on the air.

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And your support is greatly appreciated!

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


My, my! Look who’s been busy over the last day or so.

It looks as if whoever is supposed to be minding this Twitter account finally decided to follow some other accounts, and one of them (@CognitiveBoy) followed back.

The @TGDNews Twitter account follows mostly individuals and none of the sort of accounts (i.e., other reporters, news organizations, newsmakers, etc.) that most news operations follow. The tgdnews dot com website appears to be only a few months old, and its global popularity rank is 14,967,426—which is even lower than itstime2020 dot org’s ranking.

Mandy Nagy, Six Years Later


When I began blogging almost a decade ago, Mandy Nagy was one of the most effective investigative reporters working in the blogosphere. Because she had done some of the earliest reporting on Brett Kimberlin while she was working with Andrew Breitbart, I wound up sharing information with her. I finally got to meet her at BlogBash in 2013.

In 2014, Mandy had moved to Legal Insurrection and was just taking over as editor of that site when she suffered a devastating stroke. William Jacobson has a post over at Legal Insurrection about Mandy’s slow progress. If you want to understand how deeply Mandy would dig while researching her reporting, watch the video at the end of the LI post.

Please pray for Mandy and her family.

No Need to Lie


I’ve been sued for defamation by people who didn’t like what I wrote about them here at Hogewash!, and I’ve won all eight such lawsuits. Some were won on technical issues, but I won the ones that were decided on their merits because I had told the truth in my reporting.

Because there are enough wrong/evil/stupid things that the bad guys do, there is no need to make up lies about them. Because there are enough real conspiracies in the world to be investigated and reported on, there is no need to invent fake conspiracy theories. Indeed, outrage over shoddy or outright fake reporting can wind up being used by the bad guys as a smoke screen to keep the public from seeing truthful adverse reporting.

Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea to making a false statement related to an application for a FISA warrant renewal against Carter Page reveals some of the truth behind the Russia Collusion Hoax and a part of the Deep State’s involvement therein. Reporting about the actual facts supported by actual hard evidence in the Clinesmith case helps the public understand some of what it needs to know about the Deep State.

OTOH, the recently released Shawdowgate video appears to be poorly sourced. It presents allegations from a couple of individuals with murky backgrounds that are unsupported by hard evidence. In theory, the allegations, or some at least, might be true, but the lack of journalistic rigor leaves the story it reports open to attack. From what I have seen so far, such attacks are probably justified.

I believe that the Deep State is real, that it contains some bad actors, that they interfered in the 2016 election, and that some of them will be caught and held to account. Truthful, fact-based reports about that situation will help the public hold politicians and bureaucrats accountable. Spinning tales of fanciful conspiracy theories or knowingly false narratives plays into the Deep State’s hands.

The Truth is out there.

There is no need to lie.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


In 2012, the Kimberlin-related web domains were being hosted on an offshore server. Since then, they’ve been moved around to various onshore and offshore hosts, and some of the moves seem to have been triggered by reporting on the sites’ activities here at Hogewash!. Not all of the moves have been well executed. The TKPOTD for seven years ago today was part of this blog’s coverage of a set of hasty changes made after I began reporting on a site called globalpharma dot biz.

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It’s been a couple of days since normal access to the Kimberlin-related website hosted in the U. S. went down. It’s been possible to access the sites part of the time using anonymous browsers, but that has often been flaky.

I suppose that when the cleanup is complete, we will at least see the sites with Donation buttons reappear.

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At one time, there were almost two dozen Kimberlin-related websites running at the same time. Now, there are only a few unmaintained zombie sites such as breitbartunmasked dot com and jtmp dot org. greencasamaryland had a minor bit of maintenance when it was moved offshore some months ago. protectourelections dot org hasn’t had any new content since February. More telling, the donate page is gone from jtmp dot org, and the donate page is empty at protectourelections dot org. In fact, the only Kimberlin-related site with functioning donation mechanisms is empr dot media, an English-language Ukrainian news site which appears to have ties to activists who were involved in the alleged Ukrainian attempt at interfering in the 2016 Election. BTW, the not-for-profit legal entity formerly know as Velvet Revolution US was renamed Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. in 2017 and had it’s 501(c)(4) tax-exemption revoked by the IRS is in 2019.

Hmmmmm.

Oh, and there’s more IRS-related news coming. Tune in tomorrow.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin made a big mistake by trying to silence bloggers through lawfare. He was quasi-successful with his attack on Seth Allen, but going after Aaron Walker stirred up too many free speech bloggers, including me. That brought too many eyes looking his way. However, his worst mistake may have been picking on me. He did it at a time when I had retired and could devote full time to defending against his LOLsuits and bogus criminal complaints. Even though I’m now working again, I’ve continued to keep an eye on him.

One of the tools I’ve used throughout my coverage of Kimberlin’s failing attempts at reputation management is humor. The TKPOTD from three years ago is one example of such ridicule.

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The month of August is off to a good start, but we may have a few days of behind-the-scenes activity during the coming week.

The Gentle Reader may wish to take the opportunity to stock up on popcorn.

Meanwhile, I seem to be all out of bubble gum.

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Yes, I’m still keeping an eye on Kimberlin, and I have lots of tools to do so.

The Other Podcast


We’re making some changes in The Other Podcast. We’ve had continuing reports of random poor audio quality with our previous hosting service, and for the past two weeks we were unable to uplink our audio. Analysis on our end showed the problem was unique to the that hosting service, and the vendor has been unable to solve the problem. We are moving the podcast to a new hosting service. So, …

Stacy McCain and I will be at our mics again for the first episode of a new series of The Other Podcast Live at 7 pm ET this evening.

Join us on Podbean.

Likely topic include Patriotism, Politics, Real Crime, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

https://theotherpodcast.podbean.com/e/our-inaugural-episode-on-podbean/

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


During one of his turns as editor of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread, Matt Osborne tried to make a lame joke about my seeing myself as the Sheriff of the Internet. My response was the Blogsmoke series of posts. Stirring in Bill Schmalfeldt’s reference to the Gentle Reader of this blog as my lickspittles resulted in the creation of the Lickspittle Broadcasting System with Blognet and Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign. Today is Hogewash!‘s ninth anniversary. This anniversary Blogsmoke program is from five years ago today.

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BlogsmokeSOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I mentioned in yesterday’s TKPOTD that the evidence I’ve seen leads me to believe that Brett Kimberlin is the person behind the Breitbart Unmasked website and that he has posted content to it and the (at)BreitbartUnmask Twitter account. The TKPOTD from seven years ago today also explored The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s connection to BU.

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Well, Brett Kimberlin seems to have let his Breitbart Unmasked persona out of its cage. (n.b.: It really doesn’t matter whether the writing is done by Kimberlin or a ghostwriter hireling.) Yesterday, he put up the first post since late April at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.), an attempt to slime Stacy McCain and his family. Stacy will no doubt respond with his usual series of tweets asking about the little girl in Indiana whose grandmother was murdered.

Also, during a period of about a half-hour yesterday evening, I received 26 rather bizarre tweets from the @BreitbartUnmask account. I get the general message that Brett Kimberlin isn’t pleased with me or my coverage of his activities. Tough. Back on 1 November, 2012, I blogged that by threatening to SWAT me and then not having the guts to follow through, Team Kimberlin convinced me of their cowardice. I wrote:

As Harry Truman once remarked, “I’ve been shot at by experts.” I’ve dealt with my share of tough guys and tough guy wannabes during my life. They’ve been to jail, and I haven’t. I look forward to seeing TDPK and his thugs and enablers brought to justice, and I intend to have some small part in that. I may have just become his worst nightmare.

Brett Kimberlin can expect that his every move is now being scrutinized. He can also expect to read about his activities here on this blog. He can expect to have the dealings of his “charities” gone over with a fine-toothed comb. I may not be 100% effective, but I am pigheaded enough to keep going. Eventually, justice will win.

Stay tuned.

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I’m not done with him yet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s a post from seven years ago today about my picking up a new follower on Twitter. Based on evidence that has come to light since 2013, I believe that Follower No. 394 was Brett Kimberlin.

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Heh.BU_Follows_me

And I’m Follower No. 21 over at RadioWMS.

UPDATE—Or I was until Cabin Boy Bill blocked me.

UPDATE 2—The Sore Loserman seems to think that the peace order prohibits me from following his blog, or something like that. Of course, he has the right to block me, but I have the right to read what he publishes. Believe it or not, he is an occasional source of useful information.

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I discussed one of the bits of evidence that leads me to believe that the Brett Kimberlin was the operator of the (at)BrietbartUnmask account a few weeks ago at the end of this post.

Of course, Kimberlin has denied any connection with Breitbart Unmasked. He’s also denied (under oath) that he ever had his parole revoked. The Gentle Reader may form his own opinion concerning Kimberlin’s credibility.

Good Luck With That


I ran this blog as a hobby until I retired for the first time in July, 2013. Since then, I’ve run it as a money making business with revenue streams from the Tip Jar, The Hogewash Store, and participation in the Amazon Associates program. I see that Bill Schmalfeldt has “retired” again and is trying to monetize his most recent YouTube channel.When I checked earlier this week, he had five subscribers. When I checked this morning, he had nine.If he keeps gaining subscribers at two per day, he should be able to meet YouTube’s criteria for monetization some time in 2048.Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Well, I’m Glad That’s Done


The Real Wold has been imposing itself on my life more than usual this week. I’m a member of a team designing (and eventually building and testing) a widget that will be part of a robot mission for NASA. Today, a Preliminary Design Review was conducted on our progress. I was one of out team’s presenters at the review. Over the past week, I put in about 60 hours of work with the team getting our presentation together, and that took a lot of time out of my other activities, including blogging.

BTW, we passed the review.

I’m gonna go get a good night’s sleep.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Blogsmoke first ran four years ago today.

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BlogsmokeSOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading